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The Community Based Environmental Monitoring Training Program (CEMT)
We wish to acknowledge Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation-DLRM, Fort Chipewyan Métis 125, McMurray Métis 1935, and Mikisew Cree First Nation-GIR. These communities developed the framework and curriculum for the training program.

The University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į , nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills (UnBQ) in partnership with the Tribal Chiefs Employment and Training Services Association (TCETSA) is pleased to announce the Community Based Environmental Monitoring Training Program (CEMT).

The CEMT is an accredited environmental monitoring training program brokered from Keyano College with an emphasis on Indigenous knowledges and worldviews.

The CEMT program offers an academic and technical approach, and graduates will be employment ready. The CEMT Certificate credits acquired are also transferable into diploma and degree programs.

Indigenous ecological and cultural/spiritual knowledge is central to the program and can be used for conservation and environmental integrity efforts.

These goals will be achieved through immersion programming and application of practical and task based learning.

Program Curriculum includes:
  • ENVM 102A, Wildlife Monitoring and Fisheries
  • ENVM 101A, Mapping and Navigation
  • ENVM 103A, Vegetation Monitoring
  • ENVM 106A, Water and Snow Monitoring and Hydrology
  • ENVM 107A, Air Monitoring
  • ENVM 108A, Habitat Monitoring
  • ENVM 109A, Soil Monitoring
  • INDST 101A, Indigenous Knowledge & Science
  • IYIS 101A: Indigenous Identity and World View
  • COMM 201: Interpersonal Communication and Introductory Computer Skills.

The CEMT program is a 10-month classroom and field study program following UnBQ semesters with a winter start date (January), a spring semester, a 2-month summer cooperative placement with employers followed by the final fall semester with expected completion in December.

Please contact Serena Anderson at 780 645 4455 ext 140 and/or at serenaa@bluequills.ca

In addition to the application potential students will be interviewed prior to selection.